Innocent Crush is Anna Marie Horner’s collection for Freespirit from last fall. I’ve been eyeing it on the shelves for a while, and finally took the plunge last week.
I used the Modern Day Diamonds pattern from Threaded Pear Studio, which certainly lived up to it’s “Quilt In An Afternoon” title. I made copies of the full-size templates included in the pattern and cut 18 large diamonds for the quilt center, and various half diamonds to fill in the edges. The finished quilt is about 48″ x 58″. I used a fat quarter bundle of both palettes from the Innocent Crush collection – Charmed (cool) and Swept Away (warm). If you prefer to keep it all in one color family, you could always use two bundles of the same palette. I think some long arm quilting will really make those diamonds sparkle.
After cutting the diamonds I had a lot of leftover fabric which I cut into 2.5″ inch squares (more than 400). I’m busy piecing a second quilt top which I should have ready to show you next week. My success with the big diamonds also made me pull out a pile of abandoned Soul Blossoms diamonds from earlier this year, which I’m planning to put into action soon (check out Lee’s Harlequin Pillow tutorial to see what I mean). It’s been a good week!
Innocent Crush is on sale in July – save 25% on bundles, rolls, charms and yardage!